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Because most people have never heard of the grapes that go into the bulk of Italian white wines, I decided to do a catch all page for everything other than Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc. The Italians are making varietal Chardonnays as well, but with so many other places making this wine, it'll be while before I get around to tasting one of theirs. Most Italian whites are light and crisp with the best showing ripe green or citrus fruit and some minerality. These are not wines to ponder over, but to drink on a hot day with a light meal. I happen to like the bracing acidity and green fruit flavors, but many people will probably not be impressed. Currently the best wines are being made from Arneis in the Roero region of Piedmont, Soave Classicos from the Veneto and Tocai Friulano from Colli in Fruili.


spacer.gif2010 Anselmi San Vincenzo, Veneto, ItalyRATING: ***
spacer.gif2008 Anselmi Capital Croce, Veneto, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Ermacora Friulano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco, Tuscany, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2008 Zaccagnini Tufo Casa Lisa Verdicchio, Marche, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2007 Ca'Montebello Pinot Nero Bianco, Lombardy, ItalyRATING: *
spacer.gif2007 Pra Soave Classico, Veneto, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Azienda Agricola Grillo Colli Orientali Tocai Friulano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Marches, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Inama Soave Classico, Veneto, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Masi Masianco, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Nova Serra Greco di Tufo, Campania, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2006 Pra Soave Classico, Veneto, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2005 Bertani Due Uve Bianco, Veneto, ItalyRATING: ***
spacer.gif2005 Pieropan Soave Classico, Veneto, ItalyRATING: **
spacer.gif2004 Blason "Venc" Isonzo Bianco, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, ItalyRATING: *
spacer.gif2004 Pra Soave Classico, Veneto, ItalyRATING: ***
spacer.gif2002 Principessa Gavia Gavi, Piedmonte, ItalyRATING: **

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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable
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